Understanding SPCC: Get Your Questions Answered by the Person Who Wrote the Rule
The Spill Containment, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Regulations have been in place since the 1970s. Throughout that period, the regulations have been amended many times, and compliance dates have been continually modified, delayed, and extended. >
This constant state of flux has made it difficult for those organizations that must comply with the SPCC regulations to know exactly what is expected of them – and by when. But compliance is mandatory, and it’s your responsibility to meet all of the deadlines to ensure your program’s success.
Wouldn’t it be nice to get the facts from someone who truly understands SPCC inside and out? Maybe even someone who had a role in drafting and implementing the regs?
Well, now’s your chance. Don’t miss our special SPCC webinar. Our speaker will be Mark Howard, an environmental scientist with the EPA Office of Emergency Management who is the lead technical member of the SPCC rulemaking workgroup.
After his presentation, you’ll be able to ask him the specific SPCC questions you’ve been wondering about.
- An historical overview of the SPCC regulations
- The significant revisions that have occurred since the SPCC regs were initially promulgated
- How to determine applicability for your facility
- The key compliance deadlines you need to know about
- Best practices for containment, control, and countermeasures relating to storage, loading, and unloading
- How to assess your facility’s existing SPCC program to identity – and remedy - potential gaps
- Suggestions on how to develop and implement a comprehensive SPCC plan based on proven successes
- How to make sure that all necessary recordkeeping, testing, support calculations, and inspection processes are in place.
- How to determine if your facility is a Tier I or Tier II Qualified Facility
- The most common SPCC citations and violations – and how to avoid them
Mark Howard is an environmental scientist with the EPA Office of Emergency Management, in the Regulation and Policy Development Division in Washington D.C.
Howard is the Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Technical Team Leader and national project manager for the Inspector’s Training Program, the Oil Program Technical Guidance Workgroup, the Upstream (production) Technical Workgroup, and the On-Scene Coordinator Readiness Training Program. He is also the lead technical member of the SPCC rulemaking workgroup.
Prior to his work with the federal government, Howard worked for 10 years as a state responder and aboveground storage tank inspector with the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Department of Environmental Quality.